UML asks govt to withdraw amendment bill

KATHMANDU: The CPN-UML on Tuesday concluding that the new constitution amendment bill was brought to push the nation towards further uncertainty and was against the spirit of Constitution and people's aspirations, and decided to protest it sternly.

A meeting of the party's powerful Standing Committee also decided to send a high-level team to the Election Commission to draw its attention towards the government's recent activities in the name of holding local elections in two phases as they are certain to affect the scheduled elections and breach the election code of conduct.

In a statement, the party said it has asked the government to immediately withdraw the bill, reminding that major parties have to build minimum understanding as the country was passing through a complex political situation at present.

The meeting was held at the party chairman KP Sharma Oli's residence in Balkot, Bhaktapur.